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City's first Inclusive Innovation Week a success with unique and free events


Last updated 5/2/2016 at 5:29pm

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh thanked all those that planned, hosted, and attended events in the city’s inaugural Inclusive Innovation Week, held from April 1 through April 9.

“This week validated, for those who are not immersed in this ‘space’, that Pittsburgh has not and is not resting on its laurels,” said Audrey Russo of the Pittsburgh Technology Council. “We are building a better place, with the intention of not leaving anyone behind.”

With the focus of expanding on the meaning of innovation and bringing innovators from all sectors, fields, and ages to unique spaces across the city to learn and create together, city officials reported the following statistics from the week:

63 unique events were offered during Inclusive Innovation Week

43 events (68 percent) were free to attend

47 organizations partnered with the City of Pittsburgh for Inclusive Innovation Week and the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation

74 percent of organizations, 34 total, were new partners

13 neighborhoods within the city of Pittsburgh participated in hosting events

15 unique media articles were written about Inclusive Innovation Week

“We had incredible attendance,” said Anne Marie Toccket from The Philanthropy Forum at GSPIA. “This indicates a real interest in working to create an inclusive and dynamic entrepreneurship and social innovation sector.”

The Department of Innovation & Performance has updated the Innovation Week and it includes a video to recap Inclusive Innovation Week.


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